SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 Amazon.com Inc, the
largest U.S. online retailer, said global growth in unit sales
during the first three months of the year slowed to 23 percent
from the previous quarter.
The e-commerce giant's year-over-year unit sales, a closely
watched measure of how many items Amazon has sold, has slowed
considerably over the last two years. Unit sales growth was 25
percent in the fourth quarter.
During a call with analysts to discuss the company's
first-quarter results, Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak also
said Amazon now has 244 million active customer accounts.
(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; Editing by Bernard Orr)